17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then hike along Grinnell Glacier, and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Artist Point and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip builder .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Central Park ©
Central Park

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